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Collection Description

Collection Title
Andrew Ashe collection: volume 5 (1814-15)
Unique Identifier
A miscellaneous collection of handbills, programmes and wordbooks for performances given at a range of London venues and in Bath, Bristol, Dublin and Manchester between 1814 and 1815, including extended runs of programmes for the Concerts of Ancient Music and Bartleman, C. Knyvett and W. Knyvett's Vocal Concerts.

The programmes are bound chronologically as the fifth of seven volumes comprising the collection of Andrew Ashe (1759–1838). They are listed here alphabetically by venue, with the London venues followed by the provincial ones. The programmes for the Concerts of Ancient Music provide no indication of the venue but it is known from other sources that they were held at the New Rooms, Hanover Square.

A number of the programmes include lists of the principal vocal and instrumental performers. Those for Messrs Ashley's Benefit concerts (28 May 1814 and 13 May 1815), for Dr. Callcott's Concert (10 April 1815) and for the majority of the Vocal Concerts include lists of the orchestral ensemble. The programme for the New Musical Fund concert (6 April 1815) and for at least one Vocal Concert of each season include lists of the subscribers.

A number of the programmes carry handwritten annotations/corrections.

1. London venues
Argyll Rooms
11 June 1814: Mr Bellamy's Morning Concert

King's Theatre, Haymarket (Concert Room/Great Room)
3 June 1814: Society of the Friends of Foreigners in Distress
6 April 1815: New Musical Fund
10 April 1815: Dr. Callcott's Concert

New Rooms, Hanover Square
Bartleman, C. Knyvett and W. Knyvett Vocal Concerts
25 February, 4, 11, 18 and 25 March and 22 and 29 April 1814 (nos. 1-5 and 7-8).
24 February, 3 and 10 March, 7, 21 and 28 April and 5 May 1815: (nos. 1-3, 5 and 7-9).

Concert of Ancient Music
9, 23 and 30 March, 20 and 27 April and 4, 11, 18 and 25 May 1814 (nos. 2 and 4-12)
22 February, 1, 8 and 15 March, 5, 12, 19 and 26 April and 3, 10, 17 and 24 May 1815 (nos. 1-12).

13 May 1814 and 11 May 1815: Mr Bartleman's Concert
20 May 1814 and 19 May 1815: Messrs. C. and W. Knyvett's Concert
23 May 1814 and 26 May 1815: Mr and Mrs Vaughan's Concert

Theatre Royal, Covent Garden
28 May 1814 and 13 May 1815: Messrs. Ashleys Annual Benefit

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
3 March 1815:

2. Provincial
Theatre Royal, Bath
30 January 1815: Choral Music/Mr Loder

Upper Rooms, Bath
29 March 1815: Mrs. Ashe's Annual Benefit

St. Paul's Church, Bristol
14 June 1814: Bristol Grand Musical Festival

Theatre Royal, Bristol
31 March 1815: Grand Concert of Oratorial and Miscellaneous Music

Christ Church, Dublin
24 August: Cork Grand Musical Festival

Theatre Royal, [Dublin?]
23 August 1814: Cork Grand Musical Festival

23 May 1815: Gentlemen's Concert
Date range of collection
1814 - 1815
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific

Location Details

Bodleian Library, Music Library
Broad Street,Music Library Oxford OX1 3BG
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01865 277063
01865 277182
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Membership fee for users outside the UK academic community; charges for photocopying and inter-library loans
Collections Overview
The collection has very strong holdings of British music and related material acquired in part by legal deposit. Many collected editions and scholarly series. Very strong periodical coverage, including major 19thC European journals. Largest collection of American song material in UK.
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council